Outfit: pink metallic pleated skirt

pink metallic pleated skirt, lace up booties

Beauty: Urban Decay All-Nighter Foundation review

Beauty: Urban Decay All-Nighter Foundation review

It's Halloween weekend, the favourite holiday of makeup lovers everywhere - happy Halloween everyone! It seems only logical that I'd pick today to share a review of one of the most anticipated recent foundation releases with you guys. Let's talk about the Urban Decay All-Nighter Foundation.

Outfit: vintage romance in floral dress and lace up boots

Outfit: vintage romance in floral dress and double buckle belt

Outfit: Support your local girl gang

outfit: oversized blazer, mini skirt

Outfit: wide brim hat, Softwaves brogues

Outfit: wide brim hat, Softwaves brogues

Outfit: casual elegance in pinafore and Vans

Outfit: turtle neck, pinafore and oldskool Vans

Giveaway: L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime 3 step cleansing routine


Time to give something back to my lovely readers! Today I'm reviewing 3 skin renewing, cleansing products of the L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime line, and also inviting you to take part in my giveaway. Three lucky ducklings will get a set of these three products delivered to their doorstep, so keep reading for my thoughts on Pivoine Sublime, and to find out how you can win some for yourself.

Beauty: H&M metallic Dazzle Lip Topper

Beauty: H&M metallic Dazzle Lip Topper review

I've told you about my metallic lip obsession before when I reviewed the Milani Amore Mattalics. When I develop a crush on a new type of product, it can be difficult not to just want to buy one in every available shade. I mean, I hadn't even THOUGHT about metallic lipsticks before the trend started gaining traction, and here I found myself lusting after options from Jouer (Papaye) or Limecrime (Blondie). Not exactly a wallet friendly way to go about things, especially considering that metallic lipstick is a trend, not a new classic. 

You know what IS the perfect way to add some metallic sheen to your lipcolour collection? Lip toppers! I had my eye on the Notoriously Morbid Changeling topcoats for a while (definitely worth checking out), but I prefer being able to swatch lip beauty products before I buy them so I never took the plunge. When I spotted the Dazzle Lip Toppers at the H&M beauty counters, however, I was SIKED! I ended up taking home two tubes, Glisten Up and To Boldly Glow. Let's take a closer look.

Halloween: inspiration + giveaway

Everyone knows Halloween is pretty much my favourite holiday - I'm a horror buff, and who doesn't love a good chance to pull out all of the less wearable shit in your closet and MAKE IT WORK? 

Over the years I've shared some Halloween costumes and decorations with you guys, and while I skipped Halloween last year, I'm already planning this year's party with my girlfriends. The theme is "slutty", btw. I mean, you can't get more meta than being a feminist aware of the bullshit surrounding Halloween costumes always having to be sexy for women, and then actually throwing a slutty Halloween party, right? 

I already know what I'm going to dress up as (not telling you yet!), but in case you're still in need of inspiration, here are some easy (and cheap) Halloween costume ideas:

Halloween: inspiration + giveaway

Outfit: witchy vibes in star print dress

Outfit: witchy vibes in star print dress

Beauty: beachy waves with Redken Beach Envy Volume line

Beauty: beachy waves with Redken Beach Envy Volume line

I used to be quite underwhelmed with the texture of my hair. Fine, frizzy, the type of triangle shaped long straight hair that just doesn't "do" anything. Cutting back on sulfates and silicones has helped, washing less frequently and using dry shampoo as well. Oh, and having some face framing layers cut into my hair really made my natural texture come through: a very, very slight wave. I like to oomph up that wave and volume as much as I can, but I'm not often in the mood for a session with my curling iron. I prefer things a bit messier, less time consuming and less damaging.

Of course, natural beachy/pool hair is the perfect fix for that, but alas: fall is here. Just because summer's far in the rear view mirror doesn't mean we should give up on beach waves, am I right? If anything, now that we won't be getting a little help from sun, sea and a salty breeze, it's the time to look into some alternatives for the real deal that will keep summer in your hair even if the temperatures drop.

Today I'm reviewing the Redken Beach Envy Volume texturizing line, comprising a shampoo, a conditioner, and "wave aid" or basically a sea salt spray. Let's take a look.

Outfit: 60s inspired in crochet blouse and chunky heeled brogues

Outfit: crochet blouse, button down denim skirt and chunky heeled brogues

Outfit: stripes, floral and stiletto booties

Outfit: stripes, floral

Beauty: Urban Decay Moondust palette review

Beauty: Urban Decay Moondust palette review

Urban Decay never fails to provide pure eyecandy when they launch a new product, and the Moondust palette had every beauty junkie in the land sitting at the edge of their seat to get their fingers into those sparkly pans and swatch away. 

There aren't many glitter eyeshadow palettes around, and for good reason: glitter is notoriously difficult to work with if you don't want your entire face covered in sparkly bits, and not everyone has frequent opportunity to incorporate glitter into their daily makeup. However, I already own Urban Decay's Moondust in Solstice and can vouch for the brand's claims that the fallout is minimal. Plus, I am a sparkle junkie, and fall always gets me in the mood for some witchy outfit and makeup vibes: the Moondust palette fits perfectly into my life right now. 

Let's find out if the palette is as magical as it seems to be at first sight!

Outfit: eyelet top, denim cutoffs, patent brogues

Outfit: eyelet top, denim cutoffs, patent brogues

Beauty: Nars Albatross highlighter review

Beauty: Nars Albatross highlighter review

Today I will be sharing one of my favourite beauty buys of the past half year with you guys, something I picked up when I visited Sephora for the first time during our trip to the French Riviera and have used basically every day since. Meet Nars' Albatross highlighter!

Outfit: vintage button through dress, denim jacket

Outfit: vintage button through dress, denim jacket